There are plenty of ways not to add Twitter followers. Here is one:
Here is what she should have done, and still can do:
1: Used her real name. We like talking to people not bots or spammers – and I’d like to refer to you by name not “she”
2: Started a blog – and linked to it with her twitter profile and tweet. Described exactly what she is doing on that blog – including questions she wants answers, who she is targeting (what is a baby boomer anyway?) and where she is doing her MBA. A blog makes it personal, gives much more scope for telling us more about the project and yourself and is trivial to set up (wordpress.com). If we know what you are doing we are more likely to want to help
3: Not asked people to follow her on Twitter, asked a very few people for advice and never asked people to (RT) Re-Tweet the message. These are Twitter ettiquite no-nos. People understand that retweeting and following are behaviours that you would like, but ask for them at your peril.